Certificate II in Engineering Studies

Certificate II in Engineering Studies

Course Code
Construction & Engineering
Study Area(s)
Engineering, Free TAFE
Course Length
Part-time day(6 months)

Start Date(s): Rolling enrolment. Enrol at any time.
End Date(s): Rolling enrolment.
Days and Time: TBA

Course Overview

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The Certificate II in Engineering Studies is designed for those wishing to enter the engineering industry. It can be considered a pre-apprenticeship/prevocational course for employment in the engineering industry with skills in CAD drafting.

This engineering course offers skills including machining, welding, assembly, measurement, maths, safety, and reading engineering/CAD drawings.

The Certificate II in Engineering Studies is a full-time course spanning 6 months, offered at our Broadmeadows and Richmond campuses within our dedicated training facilities, comprising of new and modern machinery, ensuring what you learn on campus reflects industry standards.

As a large educational provider, our students also have access to a wide range of student support services and resources such as the Library and Learning Centre as well as our very own Employment Centre to ensure that your study experience is a positive one.


You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.  It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.  To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.


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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
MEM13014AApply Principles Of Occupational Health And Safety In The Work Environment10
MEM18001CUse Hand Tools20
MEM18002BUse Power Tools/hand Held Operations20
MEMPE006AUndertake A Basic Engineering Project80
VU22329Report on a range of sectors in the manufacturing, engineering and related industries30
VU22330Select and interpret drawings and prepare three dimensional (3D) sketches and drawings20
VU22331Perform basic machining processes40
VU22332Apply basic fabrication techniques40
VU22333Perform intermediate engineering computations40
VU22334Produce basic engineering components and products using fabrication and machining operations60
VU22335Perform metal machining operations60
VU22336Perform metal fabrication operations60
VU22337Perform basic welding and thermal cutting processes to fabricate engineering structures60
VU22339Create engineering drawings using computer aided systems60
VU22340Use 3D printing to create products40

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

Machining, welding, assembly, measurement, maths, safety and reading engineering drawings.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2020 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2020 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2020: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
440 440 $4.11 $0.82 $13.18

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2020. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

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What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months).

Where and how can I study?

This course is available at both the Broadmeadows and Richmond campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

As this is a prevocational course, it is designed to provide you with a broad knowledge and skills in relation to the Engineering field. As such, this course may lead to employment in the Engineering fields of CAD drafting, fabrication, welding, machining or maintenance fitting.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in the engineering industry such as machining, welding, assembly, measurement, maths, safety and reading engineering/CAD drawings.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate II in Engineering Studies (22470VIC). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies at Certificate III in Engineering - Trade level if you wish to take up an apprenticeship. Credit transfers may be available into the engineering qualification path.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course may also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will be contacted by the Engineering department to discuss their suitability for the course.